COMMUNICATIONS IN THE NEW UNITED KINGDOM AIR EMERGENCY FIXER SERVICE

The United Kingdom Air Emergency Fixer Service was created to co-ordinate assistance to aircraft in distress. The fixing Service consists of a network of Outstations, providing two-way radio communication and a direction finding (df) capability, so that an aircraft in United Kingdom airspace can be located by automatic triangulation and assisted in the event of an emergency. Control of the system is handled by special emergency cells at the Air Traffic Control Centers (ATCC's), West Drayton and Prestwick. The present equipment is some twenty years old and, for reasons of support difficulty, will shortly have to be replaced. It is the purpose of this paper to discuss the performance and facilities which could be provided in a new system and to outline the proposals which are being put forward for the replacement system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference on Communications Equipment and Systems, Birmingham, April 4-7, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Electrical Engineers

    Savoy Place
    London WC2R 0BL, NY  England  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Longbottom, J D
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00197107
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM